Eastern Cape, Sunday's River Holidays
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Said to be the fastest flowing river in the country, the Khoisan people originally named the Sundays River Nukakamma - meaning 'grassy water', because the Sundays River's banks are always green and grassy, despite the arid terrain through which it runs.
Bolstered by the waters of the Great Fish River, the Eastern Cape, Sundays River roams towards the Indian Ocean, past the Addo Elephant National Park and the Zuurberg mountains, and through the Sundays River Valley - the 'Valley of Oranges', where during October the fragrance of orange blossoms permeates the warm air.
The small holiday hamlet of the Sundays River itself, is nestled amongst rolling hills and sand dunes (typical of the Eastern Cape), and is where many holiday makers from Port Elizabeth and East London, who seek Sundays River accommodation come to enjoy the tranquil Sundays River environment, and convenient proximity to beautiful Eastern Cape beaches.
The outdoor adventurer will find that the Sundays River offers fishing, canoeing, hiking, ballooning and micro light flights - all popular leisure activities appreciated by everyone visiting this Eastern Cape area. There are Sundays River tours conducted on a regular basis, which introduces visitors to the flora and fauna of the Sundays River area, particularly the birds. Sand-boarding is also a very popular sport, taking advantage of the gorgeous dunes across the Sundays River. The avid golfer may consider a few hours in the day to try out the Kirkwood Golf Club, which boasts an interesting little nine-hole golf course. Another great place to spend a sporting afternoon is the Addo Polo Club, which offers polo, tennis, cricket and squash......and of course easy access to the Addo Elephant Park.
And as if that isn't enough, if you are in the Sundays River, Addo area, you can also enjoy hugely popular, annual Eastern Cape festivals:
- Addo Rose Festival, where sixteen thousand roses of over forty varieties are on display around October each year
- Citrus Carnival, a wonderful Eastern Cape event that takes place annually around August.
- Addo Polo Tournament, held at the prestigious Addo Polo Club.
- Kirkwood Wildlife Festival - game auction where disease free buffalo from the Addo Elephant Park are for sale.
The Sundays River passes the Eastern Cape towns of Kirkwood, Sunland and Addo Village in the fertile Sundays River Valley, then empties into the Indian Ocean near Colchester, which lies on the banks of the Sundays River just 20 minutes’ drive from the bustling town of Port Elizabeth.
Eastern Cape, Sundays River AccommodationThe small holiday hamlet of Eastern Cape, Sundays River is nestled amongst rolling hills and sand dunes (typical of the Eastern Cape), and is where many holiday makers from Port Elizabeth and East London come to enjoy the tranquil Sundays River environment, and convenient proximity to beautiful Eastern Cape beaches.
It was the Khoisan people who first named the Eastern Cape, Sundays River 'Nukakamma - grassy water', because the Sundays River's banks are always green and grassy, despite the arid terrain through which it runs. Said to be the fastest flowing river in the country, and bolstered by the waters of the Great Fish River, the Sundays River ambles past the Eastern Cape Addo Elephant Park, and through the Sundays River Valley towards the Indian Ocean. On its journey through this verdant area of the Eastern Cape, the Sundays River passes the Eastern Cape towns of Kirkwood, Sunland and Addo Village, then empties into the Indian Ocean near Colchester, which lies on the banks of the Sundays River, just 20 minutes drive from the bustling Eastern Cape town of Port Elizabeth.
Things to do in and around Eastern Cape Sundays River:
- Don't miss the annual Addo Rose Festival, the Citrus Carnival, Kirkwood Wildlife Festival, and the Addo Polo Tournament.
- Golf at the Kirkwood Golf Club's nine-hole golf course.
- Addo Polo Club offers polo, tennis, cricket and squash.
- Take a bird-watching cruise from Colchester to the nearby Alexandria Dunefields.
- For the best game viewing, the Eastern Cape Addo Elephant Park is home to more than 550 elephants and the Big 5 - Rhino, Lion, Elephant, Leopard and Buffalo.
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At WhereToStay we have recruited a wide selection of suitable Sundays River accommodation, particularly the more popular categories such as B&B Sundays River Bed & Breakfast accommodation, Sundays River Self Catering accommodation, Sundays River Guest Farm accommodation, and accommodation Sundays River Game Reserves.
Sundays River accommodation is generally a mixture of upmarket Sundays River accommodation, and "affordable" accommodation (to suit all pockets and tastes), especially for Self Catering Sundays River accommodation, which is a category more geared for family holiday accommodation in Sundays River.
If you are in doubt about the quality of Sundays River accommodation, to put your mind at ease we recommend that you consider Star Graded accommodation in Sundays River, whether it be Star Graded Guest Farm Sundays River accommodation, Star Graded Sundays River B&B accommodation, or Star Graded Sundays River Game Reserve accommodation. See WhereToStay for our Star Graded Sundays River accommodation page.
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